the Criticism of Ann-Sofie Hermansson (S) have been tough within the social democrats. Hermansson accused of top-down and for not having shared information to the other members.
22 P-members out of a total 26 in the city council a letter to Ann-Sofie Hermansson with their signatures in order to get her to leave his post. She, herself, is one of the 26 members.
" It was a plea from us, that she should step down, says Ingrid Andreae, one of the members who signed the letter.
In the letter, wrote to members that “we no longer trust your judgement and ability to lead the political work”.
replied that she was not going to leave his post. Ann-Sofie Hermansson is the one who leads the work of the city council. Thus, it is she who is the manager of the members who now demands that she should resign.
" When we got the answer we took the decision during the Wednesday night to replace her with Marina Johansson, says mayor Jonas Attenius (S) who called the decision ”symbolically very important”.
Ann-Sofie Hermansson would actually have been sitting in the chair when the socialist fullmäktigeledamöterna meet in a preparatory meeting, before the city council later in the week, now on Monday. So it will be not the case.
" We didn't want to go to a meeting where we have a leader who we do not have confidence. It had become a very strange situation, " says Jonas Attenius.
have said that you no longer have any trust for Hermansson. In the case where the board agrees.
– It does not act as she has done during these days. If the board does not have the trust of the braces is not fixed, and, above all, you should not handle it this way as she has done publicly. It harms our party and our reputation, " says a member who wishes to remain anonymous.
The 22 members are elected officials who are appointed to carry out the socialist policy in Gothenburg.
got the answer from Hermansson, which rejects their request, with reference to the vote on the extrakongressen on 3 march to decide.
What the members do if she gets the trust of the members remains to be seen.
" We, as members, are elected for four years. In the meantime, we sit where we sit. How would she be able to lead our work in the city council when we don't trust her, I understand not really, " says the member.
– we are not There yet. Now we have told about our position, and she has chosen not to answer it. The political work must continue, even if we do not have confidence in the one who leads us, " says the member.
the Members of the city council agree with the district board of the biggest problems with Hermanssons leadership is top-down. She does not listen and has difficulty to cooperate, they say.
in the party which is not a modern leadership. The last straw was when the district board stated that they no longer have confidence for Hermansson. It is enough to submit her assignments, " says Ingrid Andreae.
Ann-Sofie Hermansson has previously said that distriktsstyrelsens distrust does not mean anything because it is just a small elitist circle who have conspired against her for a long time.
" Now she can no longer say that it is just a small circle of senior politicians because it is we elected officials who say this and that represents the whole city. It is she who is included in the little clicks that choose to toppstyra the party.
says to DN that she will sit still and let extrakongressen vote about her future as the leader on 3 march.
" It's a tough situation and the simple had been to go. But I can't give me what I consider to be false accusations. Let us go to congress and see what the members say.
Hermansson thinks that she has wide support in Gothenburg, not least because of the pep that she has seen in social media since the conflict flared up in the weekend.
" I've received lots of support and it is gratifying, it strengthens me.
" If I become elected by congress, what should they say then? We are a small elitgäng here that authority over the congress which is the supreme political body.
– It has given me two options, resign now or let congress examine whether or not you may continue to trust. I have accepted the congress. The notice has already been sent out. Therefore, there is not much more to say in this.
– Why the city council is doing this is a little incomprehensible. But I have been told that there has been the impact on those who signed, those who do not write on, shall not get any more missions. So people are under pressure, I understand that. More I do not want to say, " says Ann-Sofie Hermansson.
says to DN that there are seven people who have called around to the other members to see if they wanted to write on the letter.
– Then, we have been careful to be comradely and supportive, so that no one should feel uncomfortable or insecure. What one thinks so shall not affect the work of the group. We respect the fact that it can be uncomfortable and scary to go against their leader.
Later on Wednesday night, then the social Democrats fullmäktigegrupp set her aside, "commented Ann-Sofie Hermansson the decision of the TT:
" I don't consider this as serious. We have a regular group meeting on Monday. All the discussion that needs to be brought can be brought then, " says Hermansson.
Hermansson hope extrakongress can put an end to the ”fulspel”
-the board of directors, accusing Hermansson for the top
Sensational with an open power struggle